Beaver Dam Loop

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Beaver Dam Loop is a 1.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Carlinville, Illinois that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
91 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

camping

canoeing

fishing

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

river

views

wildlife

Two main trails with side trails and shortcuts. One trail takes you around the lake and the other through and around the bottom marsh area.

hiking
2 days ago

18 days ago

Quick fun trail

hiking
3 months ago

Great hike! It's basically a big circle around the lake. I took my kids and they had a fun time! We were able to have a picnic due to the good amount of picnic tables available. It would also be a great trail to bring a fishing pole.

hiking
8 months ago

Beautiful well-marked trail!

hiking
8 months ago

Good easy trail.

hiking
11 months ago

Nice, mostly shady trail, through the woods around the lake.

hiking
Monday, July 11, 2016

There is another half to the trail that takes you up through tent camping and trailer camping areas and winds down through wilderness areas. Lots of creeks to go over and tracks to see. Great for teaching kids coyote, raccoon and deer tracks. Total distance just over 3 miles. Will upload map next time.

hiking
Thursday, May 19, 2016

Will be back. Close to home and very pretty! Lots of ticks on the dogs though!!!

sea kayaking
Sunday, January 31, 2016

Beaver damn is about 30 minutes from my where I live so I go there often to kayak and trout fish. They stock the lake with trout in the fall but have also caught bass and catfish as well. There is a hiking trail around the lake but it is not very long. Only takes about 20-30 minutes to walk. Overall great place near the great town of carlinville

fly fishing
Sunday, November 08, 2015

I frequently take my kayak out to this lake in the summer to either paddle around or fish for catfish, bass, and bluegill. In the fall they release the trout into the lake which is always a great attraction. The hiking trail that goes around the lake is nice

hiking
Thursday, October 29, 2015

very nice easy trail.

hiking
Monday, August 10, 2015

A very nice trail. Easy to walk.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Watch out for snakes!!

hiking
Sunday, September 28, 2014

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Saturday, September 06, 2014

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Thursday, March 27, 2014

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

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Friday, December 28, 2012

Easy, quiet hike.

hiking
Thursday, September 20, 2012

Very nice park located not too far from St. Louis in Central Illinois. Trails and facilities are very well maintained.